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Sores on the tongue?

Sores on the tongue?

Give it two weeks...: If they are still present after two weeks please see a dentist..... ...Read more

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Why is my tongue black?

Black Tongue: Black 'hairy' tongue can be caused by lengthening of the bumps on the end of the tongue, or papillae. They are often rubbed away with eating but can become longer and get stained by food or tobacco products. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can also cause the appearance of a black tongue within 24 hours of use. ...Read more

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White dot on my tongue?

White dot on my tongue?

Lots of things: A white dot may be normal may be abnormal. Most lesions of no great significance will resolve in 10-14 days. But if normal it likely will not dissappear. If it doesn't resolve in 2 weeks or is associated with any pain or swelling, see a dentist. It's likely nothing but impossible for us to speculate further without more info. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Rough tongue, what to do?

Rough tongue, what to do?

Check with dentist: Impossible to answer without an examination. This could be anything from an infection, a wound, swollen taste buds, a buildup of plaque, a buildup of nicotine stain, geographic tongue, cancer, or nothing serious. Have this examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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Black dots in baby tongues?

Black dots in baby tongues?

Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonly in darker-skinned individuals. It also can be considered hereditary. However, you should probably mention it to your pediatrician next time you have a visit, or if the baby seems bothered by it, have it checked out sooner. ...Read more

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Tongue is rippled on sides?

Tongue is rippled on sides?

Don't worry: The indentations seen in scalloped tongue are called lateral crenations. For the most part they are benign. ...Read more

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What causes a black tongue?

What causes a black tongue?

Black tongue: Black tongue has been linked to poor oral hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco , alcohol, cocaine, beverages like coffee, dry mouth, radiation and medications like penicillin, erythromycin , doxycycline etc, http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/hairy-tongue/ ...Read more

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Why is my tongue not smooth?

Not supposed to be: The surface is covered with little bumps (filliform papillae) which contain taste buds. In the back are bigger bulge-y bumps (vallate papillae). A smooth tongue (bald) is an abnormal finding, a sign of (often) nutritional deficiency, e.g. Iron, folate, (folic acid) b vitamin including b12, riboflavin (b2), b6, or niacin. Other causes as well. ...Read more

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Who do to see for my tongue?

Who do to see for my tongue?

Three Choices: There are three primary doctors who can diagnose and treat conditions of the tongue: ear, nose and throat doctor, dentist, and/or oral surgeon. It's hard to know where to begin sometimes. Also, they may refer you back and forth between themselves if you have something unusual. But, you have to start somewhere, so pick the doctor who is most convenient. Generally, i would think, that's a dentist. ...Read more

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Tongue feeling dry and rough?

Tongue feeling dry and rough?

Dry mouth: You may have dry mouth. This will allow the tongue to feel dry ; rough. Check with your md to see what medication you may be taking that can intensify this condition. Also see a dentist to check if you have decreased salivary flow. ...Read more

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